First time I've read this author and I was really pleased. Interesting story line, the story moves right along and the descriptions are great. The author got a PNBA book award for this book. I certainly enjoyed it.
An outdoors book - fishing, mostly - in Central Oregon. Based on the author's guiding experiences and working in Uncle Jake's hardware store. Small-town characters work and argue together.
It occurs to me that there's no description of this book included in my posting, this is what it says on the back of the book:
The lives of young Culver, his twice-married mother, and his charismatic uncle Jake have been always overshadowed by the death of Culver's father in a fishing accident. When a suspicious fire destroys the town mill and three murders occur, Culver is engulfed by the dangers he finds lurking in the place he'd come to call home. Love, death, coming of age, and Native American spiritual beliefs flow together with the forces of nature in this novel.